Tragedy as pastor, two siblings die inside well at construction site over missing bucket in Osun

There was tragedy at the Ojoro area of Owode Ede, Ede North local government area of Osun State when three persons died after being trapped inside a well.

It was gathered that the cleric identified as Adebayo Oluwasina, 46, Lateef Adediran, 22, and Waliu Adediran, 31 died in the well while attempting to recover a bucket that fell into a well.

Residents of the area, who witnessed the incident, recalled that it happened around 9:00 am on Friday, February 17, 2023.

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Speaking anonymously, one of the residents revealed that the brothers had commenced work as planned and Lateef was drawing water from the well when his drawer fell into the well and he went about to recover it.

“Lateef, the younger brother of the bricklayer was fetching water from the well so that they can commence work at the construction site. While he was fetching the water, the drawer fell into the well.

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“The boy climbed into the well in order to recover it but did not come out. After some minutes, in a bid to rescue the boy, his elder brother who was his master also climbed into the well and got trapped inside the well. He too did not come out.”

“When the two men entered the well and did not come out as expected, Pastor Oluwasina attempted to rescue them when he also got trapped in the well.

“The owner of the building construction attempted to rescue both of them and he also got trapped in the well.

“Infact, the three corpses were recovered but it was after all efforts made at recovering them failed that we called on the Osun State Fire Service who eventually recovered their bodies from the well.”

Confirming the development, the spokesperson of Osun State Fire Service, Adekunle Ibrahim revealed that they have recovered and evacuated the corpses.

Adekunle also added that the three men were trapped in the well as a result of the presence of Ammonia gas.

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When we were contacted, we immediately responded and recovered the three victims with the coordinated efforts of men of the Federal and Osun State Fire Services, A Division of the Nigerian Police, Ede and residents of the community.

“They were brought out dead. We have evacuated their corpses. Their bodies were taken to an undisclosed hospital by the O’ Ambulance crew, where they were also confirmed dead and their bodies handed over to their families.”

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